gtk-doc Speed Sucks

I’m a proud user of Gentoo GNU/Linux. Contrary to popular belief, having to compile all the system is not a drawback but an interesting feature which enables the user to unleash the full power of
deciding how the system will behave. Some weeks ago I enabled the USE-flag “doc” for some Gtk and Gnome packages because that enables building the reference manuals for programming with the libraries – and you can browse them with the handy Devhelp application!

Issuing an “emerge –newuse pygtk” provoked a (rather logical) Gtk rebuild, which has not ended yet. The library itself compiles quite fast about fifty minutes in background, while working) but generating the ocumentation is taking more than two hours! I don’t know wether it can be improved or not, but man, this timing is awful…


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